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Randy Jackson Explains Why He Always Says 'Dawg'

OWN | Posted 08.08.2014 | OWN

Since the first season of "American Idol" debuted in 2002, judge Randy Jackson became known for his "dawg" talk during his honest-but-fair critiques. ...

Randy Jackson Reveals Truth About Nicki-Mariah Feud

OWN | Posted 08.07.2014 | OWN

As one of the original "American Idol" judges from the first episode in 2002, Randy Jackson has sat alongside a diverse panel of superstars, from Jenn...

Jackson Family Members Starring In New Reality Show

AP | Posted 07.13.2014 | Entertainment

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Members of Michael Jackson's extended family are stepping out of what they call "the Jackson bubble" for a reality show...

Berry Gordy and Smokey Robinson Saluted at First Grammy Museum Gala, Architects of Sound: Motown

Gregory Weinkauf | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Gregory Weinkauf

hese men got the whole world dancing, swaying, singing along (and they still do). Mr. Robinson's angelic vibrato may sing words, but in attempts to define it, it defies them! And words cannot convey the beauty and import of this event. But for you, I'll give it a go.

'American Idol' Judges' New Attitude

AP | MARINA HUTCHINSON | Posted 10.31.2013 | TV

ATLANTA -- ATLANTA (AP) — Well, one thing about season 13 of "American Idol" is that unlike last season, the judges seem to be getting along. At an...

Meet The New 'Idol' Team

The Huffington Post | Chris Harnick | Posted 09.03.2013 | TV

"American Idol" has officially announced Harry Connick Jr. and Jennifer Lopez as the new judges alongside Keith Urban. Original judge Randy Jackso...

Yo, Dawg's Back On 'Idol'

Posted 08.22.2013 | TV

Randy Jackson is likely to be the new mentor on "American Idol," according to a Deadline report. Jimmy Iovine, co-founder of Interscope Records an...

13 Celebrities Who Are Trying To Tell Obama Something

Posted 08.21.2013 | Celebrity

President Obama, are you listening? Actions speak louder than words, and in these celebrities' cases, they're letting their marijuana paraphernalia...

'As Soon As They Start Hating On You, You Must Be Huge'

Posted 06.17.2013 | TV

As NBC's "The Voice" continues to dominate the ratings, other reality series have started to take note -- and not just the singing competition's direc...

Straight Up, How Did This Happen?

Donnie Demers | Posted 08.05.2013 | Entertainment
Donnie Demers

With all of that hoopla that surrounded the American Idol franchise, the effect that it's had world-wide on the music industry, and the legions of fans that it produced, how did something that seemed so impervious to self destruction lose its glorious stature?

Mariah Exits 'Idol'

Posted 05.31.2013 | TV

Mariah Carey is officially leaving "American Idol," the singer's publicists announced via Twitter on Thursday -- a message that the singer then retwee...

Can 'Idol' Be Saved?

AP | DAVID BAUDER | Posted 07.21.2013 | TV

NEW YORK — For the past decade, the "American Idol" season finale has been one of television's biggest events of the year. Now it's not even TV'...

Weeklings!: Judging the American Idol Judges (VIDEO)

Louis Virtel | Posted 07.21.2013 | Gay Voices
Louis Virtel

Now that Season 12 is over, let's judge Idol's judges, Keith Urban, Nicki Minaj, Randy Jackson and Mariah Carey, for all they're worth -- and, hell, Seacrest too. Frankly, they all deserve it.

Who Will Win?

Brenna Weingus | Posted 05.16.2013 | TV
Brenna Weingus

It's been a long road but the "American Idol" finale is finally here. With country singer Kree Harrison and the soulful Candice Glover as the only two...

Idol's Future Looks Bleak, At Least We Have Candice Glover

Jackée Harry | Posted 07.14.2013 | TV
Jackée Harry

Okay, I, admittedly, haven't been a (loyal) American Idol viewer since the adroit Carrie Underwood went all the way during season four.

Later, Dawg!

Posted 05.10.2013 | TV

After 12 years, Randy Jackson is leaving "American Idol," the longtime judge told E! News. After more than a decade of "pitchy" comments and "yo, d...

Hometown Visits Bring Out The Best In Candice, Angie & Kree

Brenna Weingus | Posted 05.09.2013 | TV
Brenna Weingus

Candice ended the night belting out "Somewhere" from West Side Story, and her powerful vocals had Keith asking, "How do you that?" and Randy declaring it to be one of the best vocals in "Idol" history.

BYE, BYE, BYE

Posted 05.16.2013 | TV

"American Idol" is reportedly getting new judges and a big makeover for Season 13. According to TheWrap, current judges -- Randy Jackson, Mariah C...

Can Candice Glover Be Topped?

Brenna Weingus | Posted 07.02.2013 | TV
Brenna Weingus

Nobody was eliminated last week, which meant all four girls got the chance to perform one more time. With another week gone by and all four contestants still in the running, the pressure was even higher to stand out.

Angie Miller's Surprising Rise To The Top

Brenna Weingus | Posted 04.25.2013 | TV
Brenna Weingus

Angie won over the judges with Julie London's "Cry Me a River." Keith called it celestially powerful and Nicki and Randy both declared Angie to be the winner of the night.

Janelle's Boots Are Made For Stealin'

Brenna Weingus | Posted 04.04.2013 | TV
Brenna Weingus

It was "Rock week" at "American Idol," which meant a night of R&B and country singers attempting to pull off powerhouse songs from the likes of Queen and the Rolling Stones.

That Was A Disaster

Brenna Weingus | Posted 03.28.2013 | TV
Brenna Weingus

Angie decided to lighten things up with Smokey Robinson's "Shop Around." Keith felt that she was musically constrained by the song and Nicki aggressively told her, "I think you came out to try to show a different side of Angie that you didn't have to show us."

'American Idol' Recap: Candice Is The One To Beat

Brenna Weingus | Posted 03.14.2013 | TV
Brenna Weingus

Candice's rendition of "I Who Have Nothing" was exactly what the judges and audience needed. After the standing ovations (except from Mariah, whose skirt was apparently too tight to stand), Nicki declared that no one should be allowed to ever sing the song again.

Weeklings!: What if a Gay Guy Judged American Idol? (VIDEO)

Louis Virtel | Posted 05.08.2013 | Gay Voices
Louis Virtel

Call me a radical, but maybe a gay male judge is just what the show needs. In this edition of Weeklings!, I revisit all 12 seasons of Idol and discover what the show would've been like if an opinionated gay man criticized the competing singers.

'American Idol' Recap: Meet The Top 20

Brenna Weingus | Posted 03.01.2013 | TV
Brenna Weingus

With 10 male contestants waiting to perform and only five open spots, the tension was running high on "American Idol." Continue on to find out who the "American Idol" Season 12 Top 20 are!